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By Theodore Dalrymple

This new selection of essays via the writer of Life on the Bottom bears the unmistakable stamp of Theodore Dalrymple's bracingly clearsighted view of the human . It indicates comparability with the paintings of George Orwell. In those twenty-six items, Dr. Dalrymple levels over literature and concepts, from Shakespeare to Marx, from the breakdown of Islam to the legalization of gear. educated via years of scientific perform in a large choice of settings, his acquaintance with the outer limits of human adventure permits him to find the common within the neighborhood and the actual, and makes him impatient with the humbug and obscurantism that experience too lengthy marred our social and political lifestyles. As in Life on the Bottom, his essays are incisive but undogmatic, superbly composed and without disfiguring jargon. Our tradition, what is Left of It is a publication that restores our religion within the crucial significance of literature and feedback to our civilization.

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